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    It feels like Christmas.

    I just pre-ordered my black 1020 64GB with a free camera grip, wireless shell, wireless charger and tripod.

    For those in the UK, O2 released the pre-orders today.
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    No upfront payment and 42 a month for unlimited calls, texts and 1gb of data.

    It starts at 37 a month for 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 750mb of data.
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    The concept of 2 year contracts does not work over here, we have sim free phones available everywhere, but boy am interested in 64GB version of 1020.
    Only if it was made available in USA, it'd have been cheaper :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by montsa007 View Post
    The concept of 2 year contracts does not work over here, we have sim free phones available everywhere, but boy am interested in 64GB version of 1020.
    Only if it was made available in USA, it'd have been cheaper :)
    Although it's a 2 year contract you can pay it off at any time. It's split into a credit agreement for the phone and an airtime contract. If you want to upgrade you simply pay off the phone and the airtime contract starts again.

    I paid off my 925 to upgrade and the contract was only 2 months old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdc1 View Post
    Although it's a 2 year contract you can pay it off at any time. It's split into a credit agreement for the phone and an airtime contract. If you want to upgrade you simply pay off the phone and the airtime contract starts again.

    I paid off my 925 to upgrade and the contract was only 2 months old.
    Nah, I prefer to keep it simple and stay pre-pay, I spend not more than $150 a year (About 10-20 or so a month) (that too in worst cases) to topup my phone periodically, sometimes nothing in an entire month :p. The thought of paying that kind of money every month sends shivers down my spines, the cost of electronics is less in USA/Singapore compared to UK, even resale value people ask is a bit higher in UK,I guess 64GB 1020 has to wait before I can get one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdc1 View Post
    Although it's a 2 year contract you can pay it off at any time. It's split into a credit agreement for the phone and an airtime contract. If you want to upgrade you simply pay off the phone and the airtime contract starts again.

    I paid off my 925 to upgrade and the contract was only 2 months old.
    I didn't have to do that - Had my 8x since October - didn't mention anything about paying that off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martinmc78 View Post
    I didn't have to do that - Had my 8x since October - didn't mention anything about paying that off.
    My 925 was also on a refresh contract though so maybe it works differently. I now have a 925 to sell though, so that's maybe 300-320 coming my way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdc1 View Post
    My 925 was also on a refresh contract though so maybe it works differently. I now have a 925 to sell though, so that's maybe 300-320 coming my way.
    Wow, thats a bomb considering one can buy a new for that amount of money over here, you might wanna post it in the forum marketplace :).
    I like the 925 except for its lack of memory part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdc1 View Post
    My 925 was also on a refresh contract though so maybe it works differently. I now have a 925 to sell though, so that's maybe 300-320 coming my way.
    Oh dear - O2 website is pants - my log in email isn't properly linked for some reason so going to have to cancel my preorder as my main account is telling me I would have to pay 386 to go on O2 refresh
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    Quote Originally Posted by martinmc78 View Post
    Oh dear - O2 website is pants - my log in email isn't properly linked for some reason so going to have to cancel my preorder as my main account is telling me I would have to pay 386 to go on O2 refresh
    Meaning?

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    Its a glitch in O2 website. When you create an online account they give you a username. They then give you the option to link it to your email address to make the login easier to remember. That link is broken on my account. Their website sees my number linked to 2 separate accounts. One has my phone and contract details on the other doesn't. So basically what i have just managed to do was start a brand new contract with the same phone number

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    I have 2 phones one on an O2 contract and one with EE so every year I get a new phone and give the old one to gf. Anyways I remember all the debacle of EE pricing for the 920 a year ago as the cost was crazy. I now want the 1020 and as im due for an upgrade next month thought id ring O2 to see whats what. Right now im paying 26 a month with O2 and want to pay the same. Their answer? no loyalty and no discounts, so the proce for 4G is as bad as it was on EE - 3g is not much better. I wanted to get it now as the accessories bundle is attractive, I hope its available in a month, meh I might just wait till Nov and get Xbox one Surface Pro 2 and see what 1020 price plans are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martinmc78 View Post
    Its a glitch in O2 website. When you create an online account they give you a username. They then give you the option to link it to your email address to make the login easier to remember. That link is broken on my account. Their website sees my number linked to 2 separate accounts. One has my phone and contract details on the other doesn't. So basically what i have just managed to do was start a brand new contract with the same phone number

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    Nice, I learnt a new word, so whenever someone will irritate me I'll say, "Dude, you're pants" :p.

    But honestly I feel you should ring up O2 and tell them about it.

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    Haha not sure that would work. In the UK "pants" would just mean not very good. Not sure you could apply it to a person. Its just a less offensive way of saying something is sh*t

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    Congrats on your preorder, it will feel like christmas when your package arrives :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by martinmc78 View Post
    Haha not sure that would work. In the UK "pants" would just mean not very good. Not sure you could apply it to a person. Its just a less offensive way of saying something is sh*t

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    Found this somewhere :p

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    bahh i couldnt wait lol..just pre ordered from Phones4u in the UK, good deal (I think)...

    Lumia 1020 in white 32gb on Vodafone
    4G unlimited min/txt
    normally 2gb data but they give extra 4gb as a bonus so 6gb data
    Free accessories (wireless plate, charger, grip, tripod)
    Free wireless speaker (normally 120)

    49.99 for the phone and 38 a month
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    Congrats. Not a bad deal at all.
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    Well heres a new development - after calling O2 and cancelling my preorder for the 1020 on Friday due to the error and mix up on the website I get the email and text today saying your phone is ready for dispatch. Looks like I am getting a 1020 after all.
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    Quick tip -

    Some of the agents at O2 are not that wise on the 1020 - you can call them up and get them to price match the Vodafone deal on phones4u - they wont realise its 64gb v 32gb :) I could have done it but the extra accessories (free speaker) and the fact I have 107gb skydrive is enough for me and O2 don't do it in white..yet.

    You can also see if you can get them to price match the 4g O2 to the 3G Vodafone - might work ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Great deal View Post
    Quick tip -

    Some of the agents at O2 are not that wise on the 1020 - you can call them up and get them to price match the Vodafone deal on phones4u - they wont realise its 64gb v 32gb :) I could have done it but the extra accessories (free speaker) and the fact I have 107gb skydrive is enough for me and O2 don't do it in white..yet.

    You can also see if you can get them to price match the 4g O2 to the 3G Vodafone - might work ;)
    Do they hire school children for these jobs lol?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Great deal View Post
    Quick tip -

    Some of the agents at O2 are not that wise on the 1020 - you can call them up and get them to price match the Vodafone deal on phones4u - they wont realise its 64gb v 32gb :) I could have done it but the extra accessories (free speaker) and the fact I have 107gb skydrive is enough for me and O2 don't do it in white..yet.



    You can also see if you can get them to price match the 4g O2 to the 3G Vodafone - might work ;)
    That's what you get with an Indian call centre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martinmc78 View Post
    That's what you get with an Indian call centre.
    I had worked for 2 months in a Dell Call Centre (US Customers), their policy was simple keep the customers happy as Michael Dell doesn't mind firing 1 employee for 1 policy breach, some customers even picked a fight with a chat reps over stupid things (never with me, i was lucky), the team supervisor offered a free pen drive or something stupid to calm the customer down. Pretty sure O2 ain't any different, I'm not sure where is the O2 call centre in Mumbai, but if O2 was to keep the call centre jobs in UK, it'd have burned too much money in wages, the typical wage of a call centre guy is GBP 80-100 a month, no kidding and the work timings are siht as they need to follow UK timezone (we are 5.5 aheadof UK), and take that cost of employment in UK, am sure it'd be GBP 4-5 an hour which turns to 8 hours a day, 5 days a week which is GBP 640 a month (4 GBP an hour). Now imagine having an army of 100 employees, GBP 8000 a month or GBP 64000 a month, which is more profitable to O2?

    The worst department to work is 'retention', where you promise customers the moon so they don't leave your network, some people came from '3' to Dell, and were telling takes of how people in UK would have to lean out of the window to get signal etc :p and the things retention promised them to keep them in the loop.

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    They have a nmber of call centres in india and in the uk, the chap i spoke with was at the UK hq in Slough. Retentions is the default place to go to for any sales or issues as they have the power to give you a good deal. Roll on the 25th!
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